Conversations with a CIO – Adapt to the local culture

Mario Devargas

As a passionate and visionary senior IT professional, I have an extensive record of achievement across the private and public sectors, including consultancy and outsourcing within the corporate and commercial market, banking, manufacturing and most recently public sector. I possess exceptional IT/IS strategic vision, combined with dynamic leadership ability and diverse multiple project/programme management experience and am recognised for utilising vigorous change management techniques to lead large ICT divisions of up 350 individuals, with budgets averaging £40 million, to achieve highly profitable and innovative results. Acknowledged for my capacity to build loyal business relationships, I consistently produce best-in-class results in strategic programme and project management and the delivery of both Oracle (e-Business) and SAP(R/3) ERP solutions. My expertise in business aligned IT architecture, IT infrastructure reviews, strategic contract management, business processes and new technology deployment are other facets to my skills base. As an experienced IT Director, with clear strategic vision, I am seeking to use my extensive skills base in an ICT Director or Chief Technical Officer role, within the commercial sector. KEY SKILLS • Exceptional knowledge and experience leading strategic IT service delivery for progressive business evolution • Dynamic leadership skills with the proven ability to consistently motivate and manage large ICT divisions of up 350 individuals and budgets averaging £40 million • Natural engineering capability and outstanding technical skills, combined with strategic vision • Open and driven attitude, with an expertise in developing productive commercial relationships with suppliers

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